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of blacks who claim soft defense understand your ground law are convicted at much lower rates than other racial groups? is not all also these cases are the same. blacks are killed in confrontations where -- were 13 percentage points more likely to be armed than whites. blacks,lled by other the were more often in process of committing other crimes. they were involved in cases where was likely to have a witness. if you run regressions where you try to call all the factors that were brought up in the data set, you find that white defendants are more likely to be convicted by black defendants, and people invoking stand your ground laws who kill blacks are also more likely to be convicted than those who killed whites. what you find when you look at it, the people who initiate confrontation were more likely to be convicted, and when there were eyewitnesses, they were less likely to be convicted. armed individuals were more likely to result in convictions. the urban institute report that is brought up earlier or think shows the opposite of what has been quoted here. mention,tant thing to the p
the health care law included a hardship exemption from the individual mandate. yet the administration has failed to finalize the application form for their hardship exemption, 3 1/2 years after we passed this law. as of today, can an individual apply for a hardship exemption from the individual mandate on yes or no? >> i don't know. >> i do, it's no. on october 15, politico reported that if the online system for getting into obamacare coverage is rickety, the system for getting out of the mandate doesn't even exist yet. h.h.s. says it will take another month at least for the administration to finalize the forms for the hardship exemption from the individual mandate. why has it taken 3 1/2 years to finalize a simple application form for an exemption from an individual mandate? >> as you know the individual mandate is not in place until next year. we have made it very clear that if somebody is medicaid eligible in a state that doesn't choose -- >> my last question, an estimated 16 million people in the individual market have or will receive cancellation notices stating their
at the university of washington law school in 1965 during his freshman term. he was a brilliant young man with a warm and friendly smile. it was his intellect and love for this country that made him an outstanding leader. he served as chairman of the house agriculture committee and worked hard bringing these two issues together allowing chairman foley to have support in the house for both. he believed in and practiced ability and bipartisanship. his view was after the elections were over, democrats and republicans should work together to deal with a national legislative agenda. seeing his strong leadership qualities and the belief in getting things done for the american people, speaker tip o'neill appointed him to be the with and he was unanimously elected to be our majority leader and then our speaker in 1989. he worked closely with bob michael and they remain great friends after they left congress. later, president clinton named speaker foley to be our ambassador to japan. as a staffer to war and, i worked with him on the spokane world's in the created traumatic change for the largest c
the president made when he sold his health care law. promises such as if you like your health care plan you can keep it and that premiums would drop by $2,500. those promises, mr. speaker, are now on the ash heap of history. here's what i'm hearing from my district. a woman from allegeny county recently showed me the letter she got from her insurance letter. the letter begins -- this is to inform you that we'll discontinue your health care plan on december 31, 2013. mr. rothfus: a father tells me that his family's coverage will be terminated next year. another woman in the north hills tells me she gets insurance through her employer, a small business, but her share of the premiums are frippling. when a product comes with a promise that is broken, you take it back and look for a new product. the empowering patients first health and the american health care reform act are examples of new health care reform products we can look at. they are solutions that empower consumers and not washington elites and they are a good place to start. i thank the speaker and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: f
it keep it because president obama and 279 congressional democrats chose to pass a flawed law that for many strips the choice away. i yield back, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, the augusta chronicle lead editorial on saturday hit the nail on the head pointing out that the real truths about the obamacare train wreck. americans remember a, quote, soothing assurance from president obama in 2009 when he was hawking his affordable care act to the masses. if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. now tell that to the hundreds of thousands of americans who already have received letters from health plans essentially telling them you are on your own, end of quote. as the failed rollout of obamacare continues, american families are beginning to se
. and how laws might affect them. host: martin williams, story editor for "mother jones." appreciate you coming on and appreciate all the "mother jones" reporters and editors who joined us this morning. angst for doing it. that is our chauffeur today. we will see you tomorrow at 7:00 a.m.. we will send you to the senate homeland affairs [captioning[cay national captioning institute] committee. performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> the circumstances that led to this tragedy are multidimensional. many issues raised by the tragedy such as the accuracy of our gun laws and the quality of our mental health care are outside the purview of this committee. as we have learned more about aaron alexis, a number of my colleagues and i have been asking each other why a troubled unstable individual possessed a security clearance from the united states government. why was he originally granted a security clearance when he did not disclose his arrest record on his application? why did the investigator responsible for looking into that arre
for working families. it protects a loophole in the law that allows conflicted brokers and advisors to rip off those trying to save for retirement. the 2008 financial crisis wiped out trillions of dollars in retirement accounts. working families need to rebuild those nest eggs and need better protections for their savings mb the s.e.c. and labor department moved to provide these protections by closing a harmful loophole but this bill would scuttle those efforts. here's what's at stake. millions of americans are putting a money aside every day in their 401k's and i.r.a. tose to save for retirement. some of those advisors and brokers have conflicts of interest, often undisclosed conflicts of interest. the brokers know about their conflicts of interest, the brokerage houses know about the conflicts of interest, but the person who is handing over their hard-earned retirement funds doesn't know about the conflicts of interest. the workers think they can trust this investment advise but they don't know their advisor may get paid for more in fact steering them, in actual cases, steering them into hig
law, it will only empower texas and other components of this country, and i believe having a stronger mexico only makes the united states in even stronger. become another major component. let me talk about a few things that people just do not talk about enough, and that is our energy cost. two majorck, we have data centers. one in washington, on the columbia river, and one that we are building right now in buffalo, new york. we are paying approximately 3 1/2 cents per kilowatt. if i had to do these data centers in europe, i would be paying $.18 per kilowatt. of europe, it is over $.80 per kilowatt. we have cheaper energy, have cheaper cost of energy for manufacturing, and then the last thing, why i am very constructive on the united states and where we spend a great deal of time is our educational system, which unfortunately a lot of people malign that today. later,ll be discussed but we actually have more than any otheras country in our educational system. what you come here? it is not just the quality of education, but the type of education. some of the disadvantages of education gl
of the law to help the veterans see the monuments that they wanted to see. but do it in a way that also fulfilled our obligation under the anti-deficiency act and the decision to close the parks. absolutely no political motivation. [applause] as long as we're talking about the shutdown, and you have an estimate of what the government closure cost the economies neared the major national parks? questions come up that the interior department paid to states for running the parks in 1995 and 1996. why can't you do now? >> that is what i call multiple probe, to questions of wants. [laughter] generateational parks $26 million a day in economic activity. everyday day is not equal. every park does not generate as much active the as the next one, so we are still trial -- tallying the numbers. for concessionaires, people were furloughed and did not get paid. april were let go, food spoiled. there's a lot of loss that cannot be made up with what they would normally make in economic activity. we are still working on the numbers. we do not know them. the second one? >> repay the state? >> it is ms. i
of places in the world where it was cheaper to manufacture. law, this isle of why more companies are trying to come here. is why i am asking every country today how can we create jobs? insecure.eeling >> we are as competitive as anyone in the u.s.. us or someoneut else. in a global interconnected world, efficiency would suggest consumption -- deficiency occur at the space of consumption. when we talk about growth in demand is going to absorb the consumption capacity that exists today. we're looking at is a fantastic opportunity, and we re very excited about it. we have an administration making effective moves to support policy decisions that will ncourage it. we have capital markets saying capital markets are ripe for it. they say manufacturing favors expansion in the u.s., and we have someone from the consumer market saying we have ready and willing buyers. i don't know what you could ask for to understand there is an opportunity that exists today to take action, so i am excited to be here. he mentioned immigration reform, and it is interesting, because we have seen an enthusiasmn terms of
to the laws we have today in large part, we just saw the money pouring in a completely unprecedented way. it's only going to get bigger or worse, if you don't think that's how it should be in 2014, and especially 2016. host: let's go to matt now from plano, texas. our line for independents. good morning, you're on with ndy kroll. caller: thank you for taking my call. i wamented to ask, correct me if i'm wrong, but the stop act. i do not think it passed congress. i think -- is that correct? guest: i think what we ended up with was a neutered version of it in which it did not cover congressional staff or at least that was the latest and that was the most important parts of the advocates. caller: it doesn't surprise me. i remember hearing stories about -- [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> good afternoon, everyone. i hope you're having a good time and making the connections that can help your businesses grow. it is such a privilege for me to introduce our next speaker, president barack obama. i am proud to call him
will be the 51st anniversary of the wilderness act. a law that has resulted in millions of acres protected to the benefit of current and future generations of americans. this country, at this time of year, you can go out and hear else. you can see bears preparing their tents for the winter. there are birdwatchers, hikers, people out for sunday drives. all thanks to the protected land. we stand together at this juncture. it is important now that we think about what conservation legacy we want to leave for the next 50 years. not want to leave a legacy of shortsighted hunting and gridlock. i don't think so. in particular about some members of the house of representatives. he proposed slashing funding to the national park service and 30%. they wanted to gut the fish and .ildlife service by nearly 1/3 these are agencies that operate at a bare-bones level. has not10, congress acted to protect a single new leader of public lands. not one. legacy of people i have met like ranchers in south dakota who are leading an effective grassroots effort with private landowners to protect the prairie potholes
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